Record breaking senior day ends in loss


Elyse Brouillette, senior, performs a forward 2.5 somersault pike during the meet against the University of Illinois Fri. night. 

Rachel Given

Parents of ISU swimmers and divers gathered around in cardinal and gold at Beyer pool for the last regular swim meet of the season against conference rival Kansas.

The meet was split into two days, to simulate how the Big 12 Championships will run.

On Friday night, the team completed eight of the 16 events. Sophomore Kasey Roberts took first place in the 100-yard breast stroke with a time of 1:04.15. Sophomore Danica Delaquis took third in the same race with a time of 1:05:31.

The diving Cyclones swept the Jayhawks on 3-meter. Senior Elyse Brouillette took first by a landslide earning 324 points, while junior Julie Dickinson took home second with 291.07 points.

Iowa State was down 90.5-59.5 at the end of the first half of the meet.

On Saturday, the team began the second portion of the event honoring the senior class and reflecting on their time spent as Cyclones.

Iowa State earned first place in two of the first three races, cutting the point deficit to 120-86.

In the diving well, the Cyclones kept their brooms out from last night to sweep the Jayhawks again. Brouillette took first, Dickinson second, and junior Becky Stochl took third.

Brouillette finished 1-meter diving breaking the school record of 314.40, which was set last year, with a score of 322.20. After the diving portion ended, the crowd unanimously clapped and chanted “way to go, Elyse”.

Despite the sweeps from diving, the Jayhawks still outswam the Cyclones ending the two-day competition with a score of 172-127.